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Three Cities

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
orig. Fam Mabul (Before the Flood)
Hardcover, First Edition, 899 pages
Published 1933 by Putnam
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Nov 19, 2015 Elijah Kinch Spector rated it it was amazing
I finished this book, more than a year from when I’d started it, at 12:40 AM on a weeknight. I snapped it closed, set it down, stood up, and ran unthinkingly, like a scared child, into the bedroom where my girlfriend had been asleep for almost two hours. I shook and cowered and blubbered. This is not something that happens to me. There is, generally, a small group of books that have made my eyes a little misty.

In late 2009, back when I was still in college, I chose to write a paper on Sholem Asc
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Jul 22, 2011 Tori rated it did not like it
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Well... I sit here, debating whether one or two stars should be given to this book. But since there were so many problems with the book, and only a few glittering moments where I actually liked it, I think I must go with one. (Now that I've started to write the review, I realize this is most assuredly a one. It's amazing what you forget until you start writing... Excuse the rant below, but it feels good to get out my frustrations after two months of reading this)

First, it should be mentioned tha
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Sholem Asch born Szulim Asz (Yiddish: שלום אש), also written Shalom Asch (1 November, 1880, Kutno - July 10, 1957, London) was a Polish-born American Jewish novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language.

Asch was one of ten children of Moszek Asz (1825 Gabin-1905 Kutno), a cattle-dealer and innkeeper, and Frajda Malka, nee Widawska (1850 Łęczyca), and received a traditional Jewish educa
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